Pursuit of Excellence - Bob Neufeld Scholarship

Pursuit of Excellence - Bob Neufeld Scholarship

The Bob Neufeld Scholarship provides up to 4 scholarships of $1,000 annually to individuals who are pursuing excellence in their chosen sport(s). Applications can be from individual athletes, volunteer coaches or officials who have a desire to further their expertise in their chosen sport.


  • Applicants will be eligible to apply for one scholarship in each calendar year.
  • Deadline for scholarship applications is October 1 of each year.


​Applications must be received prior to the event occurring. Applications received after an event will not be accepted.


Applicants for these awards must:

  • Exhibit excellence in their respective sport.

  • Provide an individual goal statement and a history of performance and achievements.

  • Clubs submitting applications on behalf of its members are limited to one applicant per club, per funding deadline.

  • Applications must include letters of support from a coach/mentor and National Sport Association outlining how they exhibit excellence in their respective sport.

  • Coaching applicants must be volunteers.

Past Recipients

These athletes have used these funds to improve their standings at the National level:

  • Adrien Schadeck, Track & Field

  • Lee Dandefur, Basketball

  • Molly Bouchard, Wrestling

  • Mitchel Cote, Volleyball

  • Danielle Smith, Volleyball

  • Ryan Sheehan - Gymnast

  • Lucas McMahon - Speed Skater

  • Cathy Martinek - Martial Arts

  • Alex Bateman - Freestyle Skier

  • Ryan Schoorlemmer - Speed Skater

  • Ryan Blais - Freestyle Skier

  • Cord Spero - Freestyle Skier

  • Lindsay McCaustlin - Figure Skater 

Contact information:

Administrative Coordinator
Sports Development, Wellness and Culture, City of Grande Prairie
PO Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3 
Phone: 780-538-0453
Email: grants@cityofgp.com